Commonwealth Games: Locations, Dates, Competitors, Most Medals and India Medals

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      Commonwealth Games: Locations, Dates, Competitors, Most Medals and India Medals

-Suresh Kumar Lau

                                   From 1930 to 2014 (Year by Year)

Since the British Empire Games (Now Commonwealth Games) began eight decades ago, only 3 nations have reached at the top of medals tally, Australia -10 times, England -9 times and Canada -1 times only.

S. No. Year City (Country) Dates Competitors Country

(G-S-B-T)

India Medals
1 1930 Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) 16-23 Aug. 400 England

(25-22-13-61)

Did not invite
2 1934 London (England) 4-11 Aug. 500 England

(29-20-24-73)

(0-0-1-1)

12th Position

3 1938 Sydney (Australia) 5-12 Feb. 464 Australia

(25-19-22-66)

(0-0-0-0)
4 1950* Auckland (New Zealand) 4-11 Feb. 590 Australia

(34-27-19-80)

Did not Compete
5 1954 Vancouver (Canada) 30 July-7 Aug. 662 England

(23-24-20-67)

(0-0-0-0)
6 1958 Cardiff (Wales) 18-26 July 1122 England

(29-22-29-80)

(2-1-0-3)

8th Position

7 1962 Perth (Australia) 21 Nov.- 1 Dec. 863 Australia

(38-36-31-105)

Did not Compete
8 1966 Kingston (Jamaica) 4-13 Aug. 1316 England

(33-24-23-80)

(3-4-3-10)

9th Position

9 1970 Edinburgh (Scotland) 16-25 July 1774 England

(27-25-32-84)

(5-3-4-12)

6th Position

10 1974 Christchurch (New Zealand) 24 Jan.-  2 Feb. 1276 Australia

(29-28-25-82)

(4-8-3-15)

6th Position

11 1978 Edmonton (Canada) 3-12 Aug. 1474 Canada

(45-31-33-109)

(5-5-5-15)

6th Position

12 1982 Brisbane (Australia) 30 Sept.-9 Oct. 1583 England

(38-38-32-108)

(5-8-3-16)

6th Position

13 1986 Edinburgh (Scotland) 24 July- 2 Aug. 1662 England

(52-43-49-144)

Did not Compete
14 1990 Auckland (New Zealand) 24 Jan.-3 Feb. 2826 Australia

(52-54-58-164)

(13-8-11-32)

5th Position

15 1994 Victoria (Canada) 18-28 Aug. 2557 Australia

(87-53-43-183)

(6-11-7-24)

6th Position

16 1998 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 10-20 Sept. 5065 Australia

(82-61-57-200)

(7-10-8-25)

7th Position

17 2002 Manchester (England) 25July-4 Aug. 3679 Australia

(82-62-63-207)

(30-22-17-69)

4th Position

18 2006 Melbourne (Australia) 16-26 March 5766 Australia

(83-67-67-217)

(22-17-11-50)

4th Position

19 2010 Delhi (India) 3- 14 Oct. 6800 Australia

(74-55-48-177)

(38-27-36-101)

2  position

20 2014 Glasgow (Scotland) 23 July- 03 Aug. 4950 England

(58-59-57-174)

(15-30-19-64)

5  position

*In year 1942 and 1946, games were not held due to World War II

All the Commonwealth Games Main Stadium

S. No. Year City (Country) Dates Main Stadium
1 1930 Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) 16-23 Aug. Civic Stadium (Now Ivor Wynne Stadium)
2 1934 London (England) 4-11 Aug. White City Stadium
3 1938 Sydney (Australia) 5-12 Feb. Sydney Cricket Ground
1942-46 Games not held during World War II
4 1950 Auckland  (New Zealand) 4-11 Feb. Eden Park
5 1954 Vancouver (Canada) 30 July-7 Aug. Empire Stadium
6 1958 Cardiff (Wales) 18-26 July Cardiff Arms Park
7 1962 Perth (Australia) 21 Nov.- 1 Dec. Perry Lakes Stadium
8 1966 Kingston (Jamaica) 4-13 Aug. Independence Park
9 1970 Edinburgh (Scotland) 16-25 July Meadow bank Stadium
10 1974 Christchurch (New Zealand) 24 Jan.-  2 Feb. QE II Park
11 1978 Edmonton (Canada) 3-12 Aug. Commonwealth stadium
12 1982 Brisbane (Australia) 30 Sept.- 9 Oct. QE II Stadium
13 1986 Edinburgh (Scotland) 24 July- 2 Aug. Meadow bank Stadium
14 1990 Auckland (New Zealand) 24 Jan.-3 Feb. Mt Smart Stadium
15 1994 Victoria (Canada) 18-28 Aug. Centennial Stadium
16 1998 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 10-20 Sept. National-Stadium Bukit Jalil
17 2002 Manchester (England) 25 July-4 Aug. City of Manchester Stadium
18 2006 Melbourne (Australia) 16-26 March Melbourne Cricket Ground
19 2010 Delhi (India) 3-14 Oct. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
20 2014 Glasgow (Scotland) 23 July-03 Aug. Celtic Park
21 2018 Gold Coast (Australia) 4 – 15 April Carrara Stadium

Dr. Suresh Kumar

INDIA IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 

 

  1. No. Year Venue                                                               G             S         B      Total   Rank

1st        1930       Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)      Did not invite

2nd      1934       London (England)                                               –               –           1              1       12

3rd        1938       Sydney (Australia)                      No Medal                  –               –            –              –         –

1942-46       (Games not held during World War II)

4th        1950       Auckland (New Zealand)          Did not participate

5th        1954       Vancouver (Canada)                 No Medal                  –              –            –               –         –

6th        1958       Cardiff (Wales)                                                         2             1           –                3        8

7th        1962       Perth (Australia)                        Did not participate

8th        1966              Kingston (Jamaica)                                              3             4          3             10        9

9th        1970       Edinburgh (Scotland)                                           5             3           4             12        6

10th            1974       Christchurch (New Zealand)                                4             8           3             15        6

11th      1978       Edmonton (Canada)                                             5             5           5             15        6

12th            1982       Brisbane (Australia)                                             5             8           3             16        6

13th            1986              Edinburgh (Scotland)                  Did not participate

14th            1990       Auckland (New Zealand)                                        13            8        11             32        5

15th            1994       Victoria (Canada)                                                6           12         7             24        6

16th      1998       Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)                                    7           10          8             25        7

17h       2002       Manchester (England)                                            30           22        17             69        4

18th      2006       Melbourne (Australia)                                            22           17        11             50        4

19th      2010       Delhi (India)                                                           38           27        36           101        2

20th       2014       Glasgow (Scotland)                                               15            30         19             64        5

Total                                                                                     155          155        128          438

 

 The Indian medal tally since 1930 in the Commonwealth Games

 

Year 1934 1938 1954 1958 1970 1974 1978 1982 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
Gold 0 0 0 2 5 4 5 5 13 6 7 30 22 38 15
Silver 0 0 0 1 3 8 5 3 8 12 10 22 17 27 30
Bronze 1 0 0 0 4 3 5 8 11 7 8 17 10 36 19
Total 1 0 0 3 12 15 15 16 32 25 25 69 49 101 64

                                                      Suresh Kumar Lau